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Friday, December 23, 2011


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Okay so it may sound weird but I'm one of those people who does not own a credit card. I do own a handful of debit cards (all active anyway) and that's what I use for all cashless transactions. I also have Gcash for Multiply suppliers and anywhere it's accepted but there are just some times that a CC is what you need to make a valid transaction. But it is really disappointing that debit cards that I currently own just doesn't register with Paypal, hence, it's inconvenient for me to buy apps, book flights or even hotels online. So when I heard of the ePrepaid Credit Card of BPI I was eager to sign up.



SIGNING UP


I don't enjoy personal banking. Like as in physical. I do visit banks to transfer funds in different accounts but that is something that could not be helped*. So since most of my transactions are online, I also applied this via web.

You need to visit bpiexpressonline, find the Prepaid link and you will be directed to a form where you are required to fill important details for your record. Do not forget to tick the card that says ePrepaid which also gives you the option to choose what color your like for your card to be.

After everything is filled up, you only need to print the page that says Print this page (but I also print screened the notification message just for sure) printed it out ready. Don't forget this when you claim your card.


CARD PICKUP 

I applied on a Sunday, called them on a Monday and it was already there. I forgot to bring any IDs so I went the next day. Do prepare a photocopy of your valid ID in case the branch you're on doesn't have a photocopy machine. After presenting my card, I was told to pay a fee of 500 php (which I thought was initial load but wasn't) and that's it. I'm off to go.


CARD ONLINE ENROLLMENT

How easy it was to own one but it took me another day just to load the card. The reason why it is is because BPI has this online enrollment rule that whenever you attempt to apply your card to your online account, you have to present your application to them personally. Which in this case, I did the next day, only to learn that it will take atleast 2 weeks for it to be registered on my online account. Thinking that this is another hurdle, I tried mobile banking but that didn't work out either.

So the only option left for me was what I dreaded. Over the counter loading.

CARD LOADING

So while I wait for it to register on my online account to make my life easier to move funds, I went to the bank again just to load.

If you've ever been to BPI lately, they now have machines that replace deposit slips and physical queues that once your number is up the teller automatically knows what transaction they are to encounter.

It does look easy but it's a bit hard for ePrepaid cards because it's not an obvious option on the machines. What was taught to me was to choose third party merchant and use the card number as reference.

On the actual counter where I'm going to pay the teller, I was lucky that she was able to ask someone who knows how to deal with this loading business. She got it all right after the instruction given to her. She even confessed refusing to accept previous transactions before since they don't know what to do with it. I was just really lucky that I was the first they did accommodate. My load came the next day.


BALANCE CHECK

To check for balance, all you need is to text 2274 on the ff format: BALECCARD NUMBER and whoala! Normal service tax rates apply which is 2.50 I think.  


While could always apply a real line credit card, there is con to owning a real one at all. Here are all the reasons why I chose this Prepaid option:

1. No Annual Fees
   There are some stories of being able to dodge the payment of annual fees by threatening to cancel accounts, having good credit standing, befriending the agent and a dozen more options but still, the other fees attached to your cc, like not being able to pay on time, are still payments not be reckoned with. On this card, you only get to pay 500 for 2 years and that's it. You don't even need to worry about interest rates since you have already paid for the credit you are using.

2. Worrying about the usage
   You won't exactly over use it right?

3. Security
   The reason why I packed myself with debit cards is because in the case of it being in the hands of a malicious being, there is no way for them to know what my pins are, making them useless. With this type of card, while I cannot withdraw the amount, I could simply load the card exactly of what I needed, that if they plan to use it without my permission, it will be of no use to them as well since it doesn't have a credit left.

4. No CC agent
   Yay! I remembered how my mom used to be harassed by CC agents who are endlessly annoying. None of them on my card!

5. For as long as it's a Mastercard...
    You can use it anywhere. I haven't tried it on a store but I will surely do when the need arises (I'd keep using debit cards unless not accepted) so for now I'll have to settle on online shopping and booking.


I haven't tried tying it up with Paypal but so far it has served me the 1st time (booking a hotel for tomorrow). I have yet to try it on purchasing apps (maybe when connection is better) and other stuff but I guess since this works like any Mastercard CC out there it certainly has to work. Will give you updates on this next time! (Just check updates below)



** UPDATE (4.1.12) **

I've been successful in adding this to Paypal Philippines and from there I was able to make a purchase from an international seller in Ebay and even pay for Android Apps. So much win!

** UPDATE (4.23.12) **

Payment

I'm successful in paying for this in Watson's and Teriyaki Boy although if they look at you funny just tell them to at least try.

Reload

For easier reload and less hassle, enroll your primary bank account (obviously has to be BPI) on your Globe handset then enroll this card as well (you have to enroll for it online and then wait for at least a week before you can actually reload this :-).) and whoala you can now reload your card anywhere you are! Best of all it won't take 24 hrs to reflect on your balance but just mere seconds :-D

Paypal

Find the E-prepaid to paypal blog here

** UPDATE (6.24.12) **

Pancake House didn't honor it (phew, at least I have cash!). It does work though, which I tried multiple times at SM Department Stores & Watson's outlets

** UPDATE (03.08.12) **

Just received an email from BPI, it looks credit limit is increased:


Screenshot from BPI email


** UPDATE 8.5.2012 **

Here's the Paypal Update: http://www.misstinapie.blogspot.com/2012/08/problem-solved-bpi-e-prepaid-to-paypal.html

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*Current Payroll of mine is in Megalink and all banks under that umbrella does not allow online transfer interbank inspite of being in that particular 'group' which is currently offered by Bancnet. They allow it's member banks (but not to any Megalink banks) in moving funds in several bank accounts for as long as they're on the group of banks (2 Bancnet, 3 Megalink personal accounts) takes extreme effort just to fund.

129 comments:

  1. Hi! great post you have here. I'm thinking of opening my own account too. :)

    Just want to ask if you were able to purchase airline tickets using this card? I think PAL accepts this cards (as stated on their FAQs) although I'm not sure for CebuPac, AirPhil or ZestAir.

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  2. I believe this will work since it's still Mastercard

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  3. What should I print? The application form or the Purchase Agreement form? Do they only require one ID upon pick up? Thanks!

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    1. the confirmation letter once you sign up online.

      i forgot how many IDs I took but I think there was two of them. Do prepare a photocopy of them once you go on site

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    2. ganun..depends on the branch pala. sakin ID lang hiningi

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  4. How do I enroll this card at EOL? madali lang ba? pagka enroll ba sa EOL activated na kaagad yung card?
    Sorry, dami ko tanong :D

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    1. on the Home Page find the link for Prepaid Cards: https://www.bpiexpressonline.com/


      yes. although it took them 24hrs to credit my reload via BPI. I don't experience this anymore though since I reload via phone. (more on that on the blog I've just updated it)

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  5. Hi. Is the initial P500 fee loaded into the card?

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    1. nope. just imagine that the 500 php is your annual fee like in a real credit card-- only that that 500 is once every 2 years unlike 1k++ every year for a regular credit card

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    2. AS IN? SOO meaning the 500php is as good for 2 years? wow! that is AMAYZING! SOO THANKFUL TO READ ur blog! :D

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  6. Thanks for the informative blog! My door to paid android apps is finally open and I can finally do online transactions and booking without being tied to credit card complexities. I have made my decision to apply for one soon.
    By the way, it's not spelled as whoala, but voila (French).

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    1. ikr?! and you won't be paranoid when you use it online since you know exactly how much there is on the card. have fun with it like i do!

      oh thanks for the correction! :-D

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  7. kanu po pinakamababa na load nito?

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    1. It can be as much as you want. Pero ang alam ko hanggang 10k lang ang pwedeng mailaman ng isang card.

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  8. hi, saan po yung credit card number nito na ilalagay sa paypal? yung nasa back ng card or yung reference number na nasa front ng card?

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    1. to be honest i'm not sure if you are trolling :-)

      pero yun, i think there are two sets of numbers you have to provide, one is the long one (front) and the one in the back is your CCID number and you will only provide it when asked.

      i hope this helps!

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  9. hi tnx for the very informative blog.. im planning to have this card to buy online products.. but the only setback is why is it that they only allow 10k max for this card would have been a great deal if they allow 20-30k max

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    1. i agree. i do hope they'd increase the limit soon :-)

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    2. hi! i think the limit is not 10k but around 50k. 10k is the maximum load you can transfer thru online banking. but if you will do it over the counter, i think the max is 50k. check the bpi website for further info. :)

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    4. Hello! I asked the BPI branch here malapit sa amin kung anong nangyayari if you want to automatically transfer funds from your regular savings acct to the e-prepaid card. You can actually transfer as much as you can basta limit is 100k for the e-prepaid card. Yung catch lang is, if example, you want to have 10k on your e-prepaid card, they will hold 12k on your savings account instead of just 10k. They explained to me that aside from the amount you want transferred (10k), they will hold 20% of that said amount from your savings account (2k). You won't be able to use the 20% at all, daw. So dapat at least bongga yung laman ng savings account mo if you want automatic fund transfers to e-prepaid card without worrying kung nauubusan ka na ng savings. :D

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  10. Vry helpful...i just got my ePrepaid card yestrday...and its like holding a new gadget...hehehe...thank you so mch...

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    1. nice! i sense someone who would be frequenting online sites :-D

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  11. hi, how long did you wait for your eprepaid account number to appear in your bpi express online "My Porfolio"?

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    1. actually i don't think it will appear on My Portfolio. You can only see it when you go to the reload option. once you see it there, you are good to go, it should also appear on your mobile if you have your BPI enrolled (via Globe)

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  12. Hi. I was trying to apply but i dont have a telephone number, only mobile. what do you think i should do? i tried emailing the customer service but i havent received a response yet. thanks in advance for the help.

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    1. try to phone them instead. i'm sorry if i can't you help you with that :-( minsan kasi matagal ang email customer service (one time i asked them if my card is ready, tapos nakuha ko na and weeks later pa sila nagemail na available na :-( )

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  13. hi Miss Tin,

    Can you please share how you managed to link your my eprepaid to your paypal? Since I needed to view the two small amounts deposited by paypal to my eprepaid, I needed then to enroll it first to my bpi online which I did. I even submitted a printed form to a BPI branch and I was told that the additional account, which was my prepaid, will be reflected in my online account after 24 hours. But its more than 24 hours now and still none. I do hope you can share how you managed to successfully link your eprepaid to paypal.

    thanks much.

    Heizel

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    1. Hello Ms. Heizel!

      Okay! I'll try to blog about this (hopefully tonight) so you may connect it as well. Thanks for the suggestion :-D

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    2. wow, so glad i found your blog. :D kakatawag ko lang sa BPI a few minutes ago kasi it's been two days now since I got my eprepaid card and yet, hindi pa din sya nagrereflect sa My Portfolio ng EOL account ko katulad ni Miss Heizel. :( Kailangan ko kasi ma-view ang transactions on the card for me to get the 4-digit paypal code. Navi-view ko na sya if I go go to the reload option ng express online account ko. It's just that it doesn't show up under My Portfolio. :(

      btw, have you tried using it in Amazon? My Kindle kasi ako eh. :D

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    3. nope i haven't tried it in amazon yet T_T ipad ang gamit ko so puro via paypal


      btw. here's the update as promised, ms. heizel and padre pio: http://www.misstinapie.blogspot.com/2012/08/problem-solved-bpi-e-prepaid-to-paypal.html

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  14. Hi Miss Tin and Padre Pio,


    I emailed myeprepaid@bpi.com.ph for my concern and got a response within the day.
    I enrolled my ePrepaid sa online account ko by going to My Portfolio and added credit card
    in the option. Then you need to fill up the form, print and submit to any BPI nearest you.
    You need to show your account number for verification.

    The BPI personnel told me that my ePrepaid will reflect in my online account within
    24 hours but nothing was reflected. So, I sent an email and they asked for my ePrepaid
    account number and the branch I submitted the printed form for my ePrepaid online
    enrollment.

    I received an email from the same BPI customer service informing me that they
    contacted the BPI branch and that I could expect my ePrepaid will be reflected
    within 24 hours. Also, if you need your PayPal code ASAP, customer service can provide
    it through email. That's how I got mine while waiting for my ePrepaid to be reflected
    in my portfolio.

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    1. Hello Miss Heizel,thanks for the heads up. I tried adding my eprepaid credit card using the add credit card option but everytime I enter the card number it's giving me an invalid card number error. :( panu ba ang dapat na format sa paglagay ng card number? Also, when I called BPI hotline, CS agent told me that they cannot provide the PayPal verification code over the phone. Ang gulo nila no? :D Ahahay. Kelan ko kaya makukuha yang verification code na iyan.

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    2. Hi Miss Tin and Padre Pio,

      I haven't tried calling for PayPal code but BPI customer service gave me my PayPal code through email. Btw, what account number are you trying to input? Please note that the account number is the one you'll find the front :) nalito din ako nng una and I searched Mastercard on where to find what.

      You can try sending customer service an email, ask for the PayPal code and provide your ePrapaid account number. Good luck.

      Miss Tin, thank you for letting us chat here. Your blog has been very helpful. God bless.

      Heizel

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    3. I used the 16-digit number at the front of the card, the one starting in 5. What's the email of the customer service, if I may ask?

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  15. hi! you can email BPI t myeprepaid@bpi.com.ph. have a great weekend ahead.

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  16. hello all! ok lang po to use this :-D it's for public naman. thanks for keeping the conversation going!

    btw, updated the blog, added a new one regarding paypal. dapat kagabi ko pa nireply to you ms. heizel kaso di ko alam bat yung ipad ko ayaw ipaste yung link :-(

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    1. Hi Heizel and Tin, I just received my paypal verification code from BPI. They sent me an email today. ^_^ And now my PayPal account is verified! http://i.imgur.com/i5Eqo.png

      Thanks to you both. God Bless.

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    2. cool! goodluck! i should be the ones thanking you both :-)

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    3. Hello guys..

      @PadrePio i just wanna know, how you get your paypal verification..Did you request it from their bpi customer's service or they will email you automatically the paypal transaction you made..

      tnx and more power..

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  17. hello.. can i use this card in buying apps in app store for apple devices?? and also itunes :D,

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    1. yes you can. i've been buying apps through this

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  18. Ka-ka claim ko lang ng card ko nung Sept 19, 2012.

    Bakit di ako makabili ng android apps?

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    1. what do you mean you can't buy android apps? have you tried attaching it to paypal, and then use that to buy apps?

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  19. thanks for the informative blog.nagdadalawang isip kasi ako ng una if i should apply for my eprepaid, now I'm convince to get one after i read your blog.

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  20. Hi, I can't seem to make purchases from the apple store. This being my first one.. Do I need to go through an activation of some sort? thank you in advance :)

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    1. what i did was i've added the card number in my apple account. i think the first time you open your ipad, it prompts you for a card number (optional) which I did. I never encountered any problems so far.

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  21. Hello Miss Tin, ask ko lang kung alin ung i-priprint.. I applied online last week, and I'm about to go the my pink-up branch para kunin ung card. I'm from outside of Manila kaya 1 week ung waiting period (sabi sa website).. Now back to my question, hindi ko alam kung ano ang dadalhin ko. Ung naalala ko lang na may Print this Page eh ung parang kontrata, the one with "I Agree" sa baba.. Un po ba ang dadalhin? Salamat.

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    1. so bale hindi na i print ung application form? un lang agreement form ba?

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  22. Hi miss Tin,

    Just want to ask if i can be able to link bpi easy saver card ko sa paypal? verified naman na sya using my EON card kaso nagkaproblema at kelangan ko dw mg add pa ng isang credit/debit card, please help me :( i applied for easy saver kasi, and i am worried na baka hindi sya malink to my paypal :(

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    1. yung easy saver no idea kung pwede mo syang ma link sa paypal since yun ngang talagang debit card di din ako magsucceed na ma-iadd sa paypal. what i did was have an eprepaid and yun ang dinagdag ko to paypal. yung savings account ko (not easy saver card, madali lang naman kumuha non at mababa lang ang min maintaining balance. not sure how much exactly pero mas mababa compared to bdo which is 5k) yun naman ang pang load ko sa eprepaid.

      i hope this helps!

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    2. Last question po, ung 500 po na bayad sa eprepaid card is bayad lang sya sa card? walang malalagay na load sa eprepaid? i mean ung halaga ng eprepaid card is 500? tama po ba? thankyou

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    3. no, think of the 500php as your annual fee. it will not become your load. (btw i already mentioned this on the blog itself :-))

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  23. Hi Miss Tin,

    I've been trying to link my card number sa iTunes account ko pero hindi ko nadedecline siya. Anyway, kailangan pa ba siya iactivate once I received the card?

    Thanks much! :)

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    1. hmmm... why not add it to your paypal first? sa taas merong dalawang nagtanong previously regarding sa paypal and they shared their experience pano nila na-iadd :-D

      however i think ang ginawa ko non din is (in my ipad anyway), sa profile ko inattach ko yung credit card number (remember pag unang bukas mo sya it prompts for a cc number, pwede mo syang balikan which i did nung inedit ko nga yun profile) so that whenever i need to purchase from the app store, automatic na sya nababawasan

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  24. Hi ms tin i just like to ask if i can have this bpi ecard even if i dont have any account like savings at bpi?

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    1. oh... i'm not sure since i already have a savings account even before applying. you will find it much more convenient though if you have bpi savings so you don't need to go the bank each time you want to reload...

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  25. Ano po bang ID ang kailangan? Ok lang po ba kung Student ID? i hve an account in PayPal at may laman I want to withdraw it sana.

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    1. mam e-prepaid is a CREDIT CARD. you don't withdraw anything from it.

      this is out of the topic, but don't you attach a debit account to transfer funds into?

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  26. Good day po! Okay lang po ba kahit previous school ID and i present ko? thanks.

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    1. i'm not really sure if school IDs are okay. but try to call BPI first just to be on the safe side

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  27. Ask ko lang, san pwede makita yung application form na kelangan isubmit para ma-enroll yung card online? thanks

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  28. HEY! i know this may seem so old already but i have question lang. tungkol dun sa verification sa paypal. i had enrolled my e-prepaid already. ngayon ang kulang ko nalang is pano makukuha yung 4 digit paypal code/verification?
    will i get it via e-mail through bpi statement of account or what?

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    1. I-request mo sa BPI about sa 4 digit paypal code, i-email mo sila

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  29. pano po kung di na print yung pag na nag sasabing print this page? makukuha parin po ba un?

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  30. it is usually asked kasi e. anyway, try calling the bank first. :-)

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  31. Paano ba malalaman kung enrolled na yung My ePrepaid online?

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    1. you should be able to see it in your reload menu (must be enrolled). you can also check via bpi globe menu

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  32. Hi Ms. Tina,

    Can you do a post here on how to setup and buy Android apps using this card? Thank you very much.

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    1. hello! you simply need to click on an app with an amount next to it and it will prompt you for a card. fill in the details (just once, it will save it for later use) and you're good to go. don't forget to choose mastercard!

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    2. Thank you very much Ms. Tina! :)

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  33. kaka kuha kulang ng my epeapaid card ko pero pano kopo eenrol to hinde ako marunong tulong po

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  34. ngayun araw kulang nakuha ung my prepaid card ko nag lagay din ako ng 500 para sa card ko para ma verefy ko ung paypal pero denied kasi bukas pa pala papasok ung 500 na nilagay ko panuba mag enroll sa bpi express online hinde po ako makapag sign up nahihirapan ako

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    1. sir you need to have a savings account with them first if you wish to have an online account

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  35. Hi! How do you know if you're application online is approved? Do they email you or tatawag ka lang sa kanila? I applied online kasi but I didn't receive any confirmation email

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    1. you should receive an email. and btw, all eprepaid applications are 100% approval. it's impossible you won't be approved. you can check your spam folder just in case

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  36. Hello po Ms.Tina! Yung 4-digit verification number ba na ibibigay ng paypal makikita den sa email? Wala po kase akong bpiexpressonline account, hindi den ako makapag register kase wala akong mga requirements tulad ng savings account. Meron lang ako ung EPrepaid card.. Ang problema ko nlng po ay kung paano makukuha ung verification number para ma-verify na ung card ko for paypal.. nag email naren po ako ng request sa myeprepaid@bpi.com.ph and wala paren pong reply. Usually ilang araw po ba dumateng yung number? sorry po kung marameng tanong m(x_x)m wait ko reply nyo~~ =)

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    1. btw na register ko na po yung card ko sa paypal(but not yet fully registered kase nga po hindi ko pa naveverify) ^^

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    2. waot nyo na lang po email or even call them na lang

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    3. Thanks for the response Ms.Tin ^^ btw na confirm ko na po ung sa aken. May tanong pa po ako hihi x) Yung 100PHP refund po ba babalek mismo sa balance ko sa EPrepaid? Kase ng load po ako ng 1,600PHP tpos minus 100PHP for the verification, then tinignan ko ung activity confirmed na daw ung refund pero 1,500PHP paren yung balance ko as of now..

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    4. hmm... hindi kaya delayed lang? banks usually have clearing times. however if you were promised for a refund and didn't get any for 4 days tops contact them already

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    5. So ganito po yung nangyare. 1600PHP po kase yung bibilihin ko, since 1500 natira dun sa Card and 100 sa paypal (btw I'm a newbie in paypal^^ hehe)

      (link of a photo po ito)
      https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/149022_627332660614978_237417391_n.jpg

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  37. Hi Ms. Tina, may hidden charges ba pag bumili ka sa Play Store? I bought an app worth 160 pesos daw pero when I check 200 pesos kinuha niya.

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    1. even on the receipt? you know what i never noticed that before!

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    2. Hi! Same din nangyari ang nangyari sa akin. May 40 pesos na nawawala sa balance ko. I double checked all my purchases and transaction.

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  38. hi miss, kakakuha ko po lang na card ko, then pinalagyan ko nag Php 500, ilan hours or days po ba daradating ang load ksi pag check ko 0 balance pa dn ako

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    1. it should be asap. i remember loading my card via bpi mobile and as soon as i checked my balance, na-loadan na agad. san ka ba nag palagay?

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  39. I applied last week, and the teller said the 500pesos I gave will be credited in my account, para syang initial deposit

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    1. i didn't know if they have changed the rules but it wasn't credited to mine when i applied. it's an annual fee of sorts. here's a bpi link for you: https://www.mybpimag.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=913&Itemid=1073

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  40. hi Tin, how about if you forgot to print the form?

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    1. oh.. hmm... did you receive an email?

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    2. hi tin, I got my card already. In fact I can already view my express cash/card on my expressonline since the BPI guy link it to one of my BPI savings account the day I get my card, but why I can't transfer funds to it? Do I need to enroll it again or what? As far as I know it is already enrolled since I can already view it on my expressonline account.

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    3. So I think, what BPI personnel did is just linked my eprepaid card to my savings account. I'm only allowed to view it on my Portfolio but when I try express cash reload, it always says no "express cash/card enrolled". This means it's not yet enrolled in reloading section thru expressonline. Anyway, thank you for the response.

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    5. hmm. it's possible that it's not yet activated. do you have your globe number connected to your bpi savings? try the reload menu. if it doesn't show there, double check it with BPI when it will be activated. i remembered enrolling the prepaid card personally. i think it took a week before I was able to reload it online/via mobile

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  41. hey tin i already activated the reloading thru expressonline but my problem now is I can't book flights and purchase online since merchants like ensogo.com.ph requires mastercard securecode. Where to get this securecode? Have you experienced it?

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    1. oh. the only other number it asks me is found at the back of the card whenever I purchase online. just like your regular ol' regular credit card

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  42. Hi! Pwede din ba gamitin o sa mga installment? For example 1200php mo for 6mos. Kelangan ko lang magload ng 1200 for now para makapurchase? And kelan kaya ang deduction if ever? Thank you!

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    1. nope i don't think installments work on prepaid cards

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  43. pwede ba magtransfer ng fund using eprepaidto bpi savings ren?

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  44. hi Tin, what if i forgot to bring the print form,can i still claim my card?

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  45. Hi Ms. Tin. Successful naman ung transfer ko ng cash from savings to the e-prepaid card using the bpi mobile express online app. In a matter of seconds,transfered na ung cash. So i went tomy apple id to change my payment options which is cc to ecard. But the card was declined. Is it normal, will it take days or hours for my card to be updated or whatever? Thanks. Its my 1st reload ever but i have the card for about 2-3 months na din ata. :) thanks.

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    1. hmm... can you try removing all payment options first? until then should you change it to your prepaid just to be on the safe side. i'm not sure why it's not working with you, I was able to use mine with apple. :-(

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  46. Hi! What to do if I was not able to print the form? Can I retrieve it or I have to re-apply for new card?

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  47. hi,

    I just want to know how did you register your e-prapaid in Express online and how can I use it to buy apps?

    Thanks

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  48. hi! I just want to ask for an advice on what to do with my mom's card. the card already expired so she renewed it. after we got the new card with the new expiration date, 2 days later we reloaded it. but after reloading BALEC still replies the the card is invalid and/or expired and still cannot use to purchase online. Can you pls help with this? Thank you very much! :)

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    1. hello!

      have you registered the new card? it's supposed to be a new account. hope this helps.

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  49. HHi TinApie.

    Good day.

    I just want to ask about online reloading. I got my prepaid card just this morning. When I got it, they asked me to fill out a form. I reviewed the form & signed the portion for Online Banking too.

    I checked my account online and my prepaid card is now successfully linked to my savings. However, I tried to reload it using the Reload Prepaid Card Today option but it did not allow me, the error said that I don't have any enrolled card.

    Do I need to submit another form aside from the one I submitted upon getting the card? Or should I just wait for a few more days?

    I will really appreciate your response.

    Thank you very much!

    God bless!
    -Jammy

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    1. I think you'd have to wait for a week first for them to activate it. If after that it's still not working, you can contact them directly.

      Thank you for your query!

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  50. Hi! I applied for the e prepaid card like, 4 days ago and i haven't received any printable form in my email. have you received yours right away? its been 4 days already for me, should i re apply?

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    1. at isa pa pala, ung prepaid card, akala ko pwede mag choose ng sariling design ng card? bakit parang 2 colors lang ang pagpipilian?

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    2. hello sorry I just checked.

      1. no, print the entire thing and physically forward it to BPI. I don't remember them sending me an email of the form.

      2. from the last time I applied, I think customization isn't available too.

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  51. Hi TinAPie! Thanks for this very informative post.

    I'm already planning to get one! But I'm wondering if this card can also be used to pay for official transactions (like international exam fees etc.)? Does it work just like a credit card? (My application form asks to write down the 16-digit account number and the CVV2 code, so I think it might work... )

    Also, is there a way to have a receipt of the transaction even if you don't have a BPI express online account? The fees can be reimbursed, but in the past, I have done this by submitting a photocopy of the credit card billing statement. Is it possible to get something similar to this if the payment was not made thru paypal?

    Sorry for barraging you with so many questions XD. Hope you can help me. :)

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    1. It acts like a cc so it should. I haven't received such receipts though, unless of course the actual business I transact with provides it. Needless to say, I have not attempted to ask for such statements.

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  52. Hi miss tin,i just got my e prepaid card this morning and loaded 8000 peso but when i checked my balance its 00,do i need to activate my card p po b?or how long does it take to reflect my load to my account..Please help me..thank u..

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    1. i think you still need a week for it to be okay. kindly contact your nearest bpi

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  53. hi ang sexy niyo pala. malapit na ba kayo ikasal?

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  54. Helllo, any possible reasons why my international transactions kept on being declined? My card info is all correct, it has more balance than the purchasing amount and its really frustrating me now. :(

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  55. Kakarenew ko lang iyong akin few weeks ago and nilagyan ko nadin ng load kaso invalid card padin sa google play and ebay. may new policy ba to activate the card?

    Thank you

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  56. Hi, I would like to know if there is a way to check the transactions for the last 60 days or something like that?

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  57. Can I pay bills on sm bills and payment using bpi e prepaid?

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  58. Hi good day

    ask ko lang po what if ang laman lang po ng card ko is 500 load lang it means yung item/product na pwde ko ma purchased is kung mag kano lang po yung kaya ng laman ng card ko?
    sana po ma replyan nyo ko thank u po

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  59. Hi Tin A Pie. I'm based oversea, I want to apply for this card.I have BPI EOL already. Is possible I can ask somebody (my brother in law) to claim my card?. na honor ba authorisation letter?.
    Thanks po

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